Friday 8:30 PM Hume City (6th) vs Oakleigh Cannons (2nd)
Hume lost 2-1 at South Melbourne, while Oakleigh beat Southern Stars 5-0 at home. I was at the Oakleigh match and wasn’t too impressed by Oakleigh to be honest. While Southern Stars did all the attacking, it was Oakleigh who was scoring the goals. End of the day, they got the three points. Hume on the other hand was hit with two goals in the first four minutes of the 2nd half against South Melbourne. They had no answers after that, other than one goal which wasn’t enough. Hume City 1 – Oakleigh Cannons 1.
Saturday 3:00 PM Green Gully Cavaliers (3rd) vx Southern Stars (10th)
Green Gully were trailing 0-2 at home to Richmond before drawing 3-3, while Southern Stars were on the receiving end of five Oakleigh goals last week. Southern Stars impress me somewhat with their fast attacking play, but disappoint themselves with their defence. Green Gully should pick up all three points this week, and I can’t see them losing to Stars. Green Gully 4 – Southern Stars 2.
Saturday 3:00 PM Northcote City (4th) vs Bentleigh Greens (5th)
The most important game for South Melbourne. This match will either make it more difficult or easier for South to enter the Top 5. Northcote beat Moreland 3-1 while Bentleigh copped a 91st minute equaliser against Dandenong last week. I’d say that Bentleigh are the form team going into this fixture, but at Northcote they might struggle. Northcote City 2 – Bentleigh Greens 2.
Saturday 7:00 PM Dandenong Thunder (1st) vs Heidelberg (12th)
The Bergers are gawn! They beat the Knights last week (again) and Dandenong had a bit of a struggle against a ten man Bentleigh. No bookmaker is giving the Bergers a chance on this one, and neither am I. You would have to be stupid to tip the Bergers this week. Dandenong Thunder 4 – Heidelberg 0.
Sunday 3:00 PM Moreland Zebras (11th) vs Richmond (8th)
Moreland had a 3-1 loss at Northcote while Richmond got a 3-3 at Gully after leading 0-2. As much as I have a gut feeling that Richmond will beat Moreland, I still think this game will be a draw. An exciting one too. Moreland Zebras 5 – Richmond 5.
The Knights lost once again to the Bergers 2-1, while South got its second win in a row against Hume City 2-1 at Lakeside. The first half wasn’t really exciting, but the second started off like a house on fire. In the 46th minute Steve Burton side footed an Andy Vlahos cross into the back of the net, and the second was probably one of the best we have seen at Lakeside in a while. Fernando hit a ball to Andy Vlahos who was just passing the half way line, Vlahos had Burton out wide on the right but decided to go alone. He beat the first, then the second defender in the area, while hitting a curling shot past the Hume keeper which bent in at the back post and sent the South faithful into an orgasmic frenzy only ever seen on Bukkake Sluts 4. Gavalas was beaten late in the game by a shot which one can be describes as a regulation save. Yeah OK, OK ,you say you had too many legs in front of you, but fuck me man, at least make an effort, it wasn’t exactly a blistering shot. What followed was some nervy moments for South, but the referee's whistle finally blew. A deserved win for South with a still under strength side. Tom Matthews has two more weeks while Rixon has 4. Other than that, a good day all round for everyone concerned. The trip down to Somers Street is always pretty good. They have the best cevaps in the league, and probably the best beer. This is a change for South fans, as we are visiting a team who actually has more than 20 fans not related to the players. The Knights are on a three game losing streak, with last weeks result against the Bergers sure to fire them and their fans up. But, this is a must win game for South and they way we are playing, I don’t see why we cannot beat the Knights. Melbourne Knights 0 - South Melbourne 3.